Wednesday, August 6, 2008
My My Hey Hey
It is August 6, 2008 and time for Maggie May's last round of booster shots. She is 16 weeks old, finally old enough to get her Rabies vaccination and spay. The wonderful Dr. W was giving Maggie May a very thorough examination when he stopped, looked at his notes, and asked if he had ever mentioned Maggie May having a luxating patella at our earlier visits. Jr and I looked at one another, shook our heads and said no, why? He said he didn't think he had, it had just been discovered.
*Luxating patella or trick knee, is a condition in which the patella, or kneecap, dislocates or moves out of its normal location. Patellar luxation is a common condition in dogs, particularly small and miniature breeds. The condition usually becomes evident between the ages of 4 to 6 months. It also occurs in cats, especially the Domestic Shorthair.* - Wikipedia
At that time, Dr. W informed us that since we have never seen any symptoms such as limping, bunny hopping, etc. She may not show symptoms for years or it could as early as months or weeks.